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Indecent Images - Conditional discharge - 2021
Malik represented AA. He was a young man charged with possession of indecent images. The offences happened when AA was a youth, but he was convicted as an adult. Malik argued that the delay in proceedings meant that he was not able to be sentenced as a youth and that, although now an adult, the court must consider the likely sentence he would have received as a youth. He was able to successfully argue that in this case the appropriate sentence was a conditional discharge.
Malik demonstrated an understanding of dealing with vulnerable young people and the complexity of those that cross over from being children to adults during the criminal process.
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